Reconnecting Schools to Real Food
by Chef Tom FrenchApr 10, 2009
- Chef Tom, director of the Experience Food Project, has a broad vision of a new school food system that serves healthy local food, and builds bridges between the classroom and the kitchen. Here is Chef Tom’s story.
YES! Recommends: Sustainable Table
by Jing FongApr 10, 2009
- The multi-media resources from Sustainable Table are designed to awaken consumers to the problems with factory farming and to promote sustainable food as a desirable and more responsible alternative.
Sustainable Seattle: City's Progress Towards Zero Waste
by Amy Goodman, Richard ConlinMar 31, 2009
- Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! speaks with Richard Conlin on the day Seattle launched a new composting program to further improve its waste management.
Visual Learning: Ending Hunger
by Jing FongMar 16, 2009
- Use this photo to ask your students what they notice and are wondering. Then share the facts behind the image to connect to greater understanding and discovery.
The Garden of Eatin'
Mar 16, 2009
- Presidential households from Jefferson to Roosevelt kept gardens at the White House. Why shouldn’t President Obama? A colorful history of Pennsylvania Avenue’s “edible landscape.”
The Omnivore's Next Dilemma
Mar 16, 2009
- Are humans just pawns in plants’ clever strategy to rule the Earth? At this 2007 TEDTalk in Monterey, California, author Michael Pollan asks us to see the world from plants' perspective.
Connect and Engage: Local Food
by Jing FongMar 11, 2009
- Here’s an array of colorful, practical, and compelling materials that you can use not only in your classroom but also in your profession and everyday life.
YES! Recommends: Food For Everyone
by Jing FongMar 11, 2009
- Raising youth: growing food, justice, and leadership in your classroom. These articles from the Food For Everyone issue of YES! Magazine embody the possibilities when we take our health and our food into our own hands.
How to Build a Tiny House
by Dee WilliamsMar 10, 2009
- Dee Williams bought and modified a set of plans from Tumbleweed Tiny House Company and built the house herself using second-use materials. Here are more details on how she did it.
Invite the World for Dinner
by Jim HaynesFeb 17, 2009
- Every week for the past 30 years, Jim Haynes has hosted a Sunday dinner in his home in Paris. People, including total strangers, call or e-mail to book a spot. The first 50 or 60 people who call may come, and twice that many when the weather is nice and the crowd can overflow into the garden.
Food for Everyone :: Resource Guide
by Anna SternFeb 14, 2009
- People across the country and throughout the world are realizing that to confront the climate crisis and create secure and healthy communities, we’ll need vibrant regional food systems. Interested in growing a local food revolution in your kitchen or community? Here are some helpful resources that inspired YES! as we produced this issue.
Food for Everyone :: Discussion Guide
Feb 14, 2009
- The Food for Everyone issue of YES! Magazine looks at the people who are working to restore flavor, nutrition, and joy to our food, and to make it available to everyone. Use this discussion guide to talk about the issues with your group.
How to Get Involved in Food Policy Councils
by Mark WinneFeb 14, 2009
- Here are seven tips for local food citizens interested in organizing food policy councils.
Call for Mass Civil Disobedience Against Coal
by Bill McKibben, Wendell BerryFeb 14, 2009
- This is an open letter from Wendell Berry and Bill McKibben.
YES! Picks :: Our Favorite Cookbooks
Feb 13, 2009
- The staff here at YES! has put together their ultimate cookbook shelf. Take a look and Bon Appetit!